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College football picks for Week 5: Times staff predictions

 
Florida State coach Willie Taggart is seen on the sidelines during the first quarter against Virginia Tech at Doak Campbell Stadium Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in Tallahassee. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
Florida State coach Willie Taggart is seen on the sidelines during the first quarter against Virginia Tech at Doak Campbell Stadium Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in Tallahassee. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
Published Sept. 28, 2018

Florida State goes to Louisville on Saturday as a 6.5-point favorite but still in search of its first victory over a Power 5 opponent under new coach Willie Taggart.

Dan Mullen goes back to Starkville for the first time since leaving Mississippi State for the Gators, who are 7.5-point underdogs and not expecting a tribute video for their coach.

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Here's a look at the Tampa Bay Times' college football coverage team's picks for those game and other top games from Week 5: (! indicates lock of the week; * indicates upset of the week)